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50 Cent joins chorus of homophobes mocking Young Buck for hooking up with trans woman

Hip hop artist Young Buck found himself at the center of some unwanted media attention last week after a trans woman claimed to have engaged in a sexual relationship with the G-Unit rapper.

As soon as the story broke, an onslaught of criticism ensued. Social media lit up with mocks, jeers, and transphobic slurs:

Meanwhile, hip hop blogs became littered with homophobic and transphobic headlines, calling Young Buck gay and misgendering his accuser.

Related: How the media totally botched the story about rapper Young Buck and his alleged transgender lover

Now, Young Buck’s own G-Unit bandmate, rapper 50 Cent, is getting in on the action.

Over the weekend, 50 Cent posted a video of a young African man denying to news reporters that he had sex with another gay, along with the caption, “Young Buck explains gay allegations from Africa”:

The post was shared with 50 Cent’s 20 million followers and has accumulated nearly 2.5 million views, over 150,000 likes, and more than 17,000 comments.

Of course, this is hardly the first time 50 Cent, who himself has been the subject of gay rumors, has made disparaging remarks about LGBTQ people.

In 2015, he complained that Empire, Lee Daniels’ acclaimed LGBTQ-inclusive series about a hip-hip music company, had too much “extra gay stuff.”

In 2014, he suggested Diddy, Rick Ross, and ex record exec Steve Stout were in a gay relationship together.

And this tweet from 2010 is still up on his Twitter feed:

As we’ve previously stated, there’s absolutely nothing gay about a cisgender man hooking up with a trans gender woman. Not only that, but who cares if he did?

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